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CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume III Plant Production Engineering, Chapter 2 Mechanization Systems, Part 2.5 Cost Analysis

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Citation:  CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume III Plant Production Engineering, Chapter 2 Mechanization Systems, Part 2.5 Cost Analysis, pp. 574-584  .(doi:10.13031/2013.36359)
Authors:   D. R. Hunt
Keywords:   Keywords: 2.5.1. Field Capacity of Machines, 2.5.2. Costs of Operation, 2.5.3. Machinery Selection, 2.5.4. Replacement Policies

First paragraph: The most significant factor in good machinery management is economic. Unless the costs of machinery operations are contained, skillful operation and maintenance are for naught. This section analyzes the economic factors of machine operation, selection, and replacement.

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